Bookish and Blogish News (#34)


Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy!

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Quick blog update 



Today will be a bit sparse for news I think, I have tried to keep on top of the post through the week however I went away on Friday morning for a weekend in London for my sisters birthday. This means I have not been able to keep this post as up to date as I would like and also that there will be no Letterbox Love tomorrow. I hope you all have a good weekend! 

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Marissa Meyer book signing



Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles, is doing a book signing on March 26th in Bromley Waterstones. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it as its too far from me but thought I’d spread the word for those who are nearby! 

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Carnegie & Kate Greenway Awards 


I’m sure most of you have seent hat the Carnegie Award shortlist for 2013 has been annouced, but for those who haven’t you can read the press release here. I haven’t read any of the books on the Kate Greenaway shortlist but have read a few of the Carnegie shortlisters… I may challenge myself to the others before the awards are announced in June. 
The full shortlist (bolded are ones I have read) for the Carnegie Award is: 

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury (my review)
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle, Marion Lloyd Books
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books (my review)
In Darkness by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury (my review)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Bodley Head (my review)
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo (my review)
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, David Fickling Books
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Electric Monkey

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UKLA Book Awards



The UKLA award shortlist was also announced this week with some books up for both the UKLA and Carnegie awards, they must be very proud! These awards are split into three categories based on age; 3.6, 7-11 and 12-16. Again, I haven’t read any from the first category but the shortlist for the 7-11 and 12-16 categories are below, with those books bolded which I have read. 
You can find out more about these awards and read the full shortlists and the press release about the awards here. The award winner will be announced on July 5th at the UKLA International Conference in Liverpool

Shortlist 7-11
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Call me Drog by Sue Cowing
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan 
(my review)
To Be a Cat by Matt Haig
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
The Flask by Nicky Singer

Shortlist 12-16
Kill all Enemies by Melvin Burgess
Itch by Simon Mayo
Wonder by 
RJ Palacio (my review)
Mister Creecher by 
Chris Priestley (my review)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 



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  • I really want to go to the Marissa Meyer event too, even though I haven’t read her books yet! *guilty face* Thanks for sharing the shortlists with us too. 🙂 I hope you’re having a good time in London!